Nearly half a million people have fat removed from their thighs, face, arms, abs, and elsewhere each year in the United States. Yes, liposuction has gone from something only the celebrities and athletes used to something you and your next door neighbor can do to. With the cost of liposuction within reach of the average middle class American now, the question looms – how much should I spend to get it done? What’s a reasonable rate? What’s a good deal?
All in all, most surveys show the average cost of liposuction to be around $2,000. One survey from Real Self shows that the average patient, including those who paid for more than one treatment, spend around $5,000 total, on average, for their liposuction treatments.
So where to start? How much can I expect to pay?
The answer to this question isn’t as straight forward as it seems. For starters, liposuction covers various body parts, all of which are priced differently. Secondly, where you get treatment effects the price – it could more expensive in one part of the country than another, and vice versa. Thirdly, the amount of fat and the health of the patient effects the cost. The more fat to be removed, than generally speaking, the more the patient will end paying.
With that in mind, let’s get into some specifics. What are the average prices for the most common liposuction procedures? The arms, back, buttocks, hips, and outer thighs start at about $1,500 and go to $5,000. Liposuction procedures on the chin, cheeks, jowl, neck, inner thighs, flanks (more affectionately known as love handles), and knees start at $2,000 and go up to $5,000. Work done on the abs and breasts begin at $3,000 and go up to $5,000 and $7,000, respectively.
So while the procedures themselves are by no means cheap, they are certainly no longer the domain of only the rich and privileged anymore. keep in mind though, that cost should never be the biggest factor in your decision to get liposuction. Attaining the results that will compliment your body and meet your physical goals – THAT is the biggest factor in choosing where to get liposuction. You will get that when you find an experienced, skilled, and friendly doctor who will answer all your questions and work with you to get you the best treatment. And if he or she offers a deal on a price, grab it! But if not, it’s definitely worth every penny to look good than to walk out looking worse.